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6.5 Wsm

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have anyone experience in 6,5 wsm ?
I´m planning to make a rifle in a Uruguayan Mauser action in this caliber.

I ´ll use 120-130 bullets
Does someone experience in reloading the 6,5 wsm

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I have a custom rifle in 6.5mm WSM. It makes a great long-range cartridge. I mainly use a 123 grain Lapua Scenar which I keep down to 3300 fps, but I have seen data for 140 grain bullets reaching or surpassing 3300 fps. Hodgdon RETUMBO is the go-to powder, and Federal 210 primers. 27.5" and 26" are very effective barrel lengths for this cartridge.

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Thanks UnCruel for your reply . Can you post me some reloads with Hodgon and IMR powders ?
Unfortunately, I haven't spent a lot of time on load development in this rifle, so I can only speak first hand about one load. 123 grain Lapua Scenar, Federal 210 primer, I have used as much as 71.5 grains of Hodgdon RETUMBO, resulting in 3350 fps with safe pressure signs.
Send a PM to MZ5, He has one. As I remember he told me that Hodgdon told him to use the 264 Win Mag starting load data, as the case H2O capacity is the same.
Thank you Darkker for your info

Will in contact
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